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August 15, 2005

10/1 DEAF Media at Oakland Museum--Baseball!!!

From: DEAF Media - Aug 15, 2005

Mark your calendars

Saturday, October 1

Noon-4 p.m.


DEAF Media will be joining the museum's children and family program Field of Dreams! including:

-Deaf storyteller Brian Malzkuhn, relating the story of Deaf player William "Dummy" Hoy (Hoy is credited with creating the umpire's hand signals for 'balls' and 'strikes,' and adapting the ASL signs for 'safe' and 'out' used in the game. )
-A Deaf-led art activity with Ron Trumble and DEAF Media staff making frames for your own baseball card picture.

The museum gardens will become your field of dreams for a day.

- Watch girls' softball pitching demonstrations
- Test your fastball speed at the fast-pitch radar machine
- Attend pitching and fielding clinics
- Have your picture taken in a vintage uniform
- Watch film clips of historic World Series games.
- Bring in your baseball memorabilia for appraisals.
- Treat yourself to "Top Dog" baseball fare.
- And be sure to check out the special exhibition "Baseball As America," on National tour from the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Important note: A detailed schedule of Deaf presentations and the timed admission to the "Baseball As America" exhibition are yet to be determined. They will be confirmed for you with your RSVP reply.

More info:

Admission: FREE with DEAF Media RSVP
Includes free admission to all the museum galleries for the whole day
(without RSVP: $8. adults; $5. senior/students)
RSVP, (510) 841-0165 TTY, (510) 841-0163 Voice

Where: The Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak Street at 10th
(One block East of the Lake Merritt BART Station)

We hope to see you at this very special day.

Susan D. Rutherford, Ph.D
Executive Director

DEAF Media, Inc., 2600 Tenth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
What is DEAF Media?
DEAF Media was established in 1974 as a Deaf arts and education non-profit corporation dedicated to the advocacy and development of cultural, educational and professional opportunities for the Deaf community. And, through the arts, DEAF Media promotes the awareness and acceptance of Deaf people by the general public. These goals are accomplished with a commitment to excellence through Deaf centered cultural events, school projects, television, and community partnerships with Bay Area cultural institutions. DEAF Media also provides information and referral, consultancy and technical assistance in the field of deafness,particularly with regard to the arts and communication.